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18th Jul '17 2:24:03 AM DatHoboJono96
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* To a downplayed example, the Engineer from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has 11 PHDS, is the inventor of a machine equivalent to the Medic, turrets from hell and gadgets literally able to teleport people to one place to another. His relaxed attitude and his Rancho Relaxo taunt is what gives him this position, as well as his cosmetics the Level Three Chin and the Egghead's Overalls.

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* To a downplayed example, the Engineer from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has 11 PHDS, is the inventor of a machine equivalent to the Medic, turrets from hell and gadgets literally able to teleport people to one place to another. His relaxed attitude and his Rancho Relaxo taunt is what gives him this position, as well as his cosmetics the [[FatSuit Level Three Chin Chin]] and the [[FatSuit Egghead's Overalls.Overalls]].
18th Jul '17 2:22:22 AM DatHoboJono96
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* To a downplayed example, the Engineer from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has 11 PHDS, is the inventor of a machine equivalent to the Medic, turrets from hell and gadgets literally able to teleport people to one place to another. His relaxed attitude and his Rancho Relaxo taunt is what gives him this position, as well as his cosmetics the Level Three Chin and the Egghead's Overalls.
16th Jul '17 11:29:17 AM Lanes17B
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** Rese also has shades of this. In the episode where Hal gets into a dispute with their garbage man, that has said garbage man dump his trucks full load onto their lawn, Rese with, Hal in tow, steal a fully loaded garbage truck with the intent of dumping on the garbage man's lawn. Hal tells Rese that he could achieve so much if he applied his energy towards [[BookDumb his education]] the way he does with any ZanyScheme, but realizes "that ship sailed long ago."



** Krusty is almost emblematic of hacky comedians, but several episodes suggest he has a lot of potential. The biggest is probably "The Last Temptation of Krust", where he decides to try out stand-up and finds some success as a Creator/GeorgeCarlin {{Expy}}. However, Krusty sticks with stolen Steve Martin bits and poorly-timed vaudeville slapstick because he believes firmly that [[MoneyDearBoy kids are the most profitable demographic]], and kids will watch anything.

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** Krusty is almost emblematic of hacky comedians, but several episodes suggest he has a lot of potential. The biggest is probably "The Last Temptation of Krust", where he decides to try out stand-up and finds some success as a Creator/GeorgeCarlin {{Expy}}. However, Krusty sticks with stolen Steve Martin bits and poorly-timed vaudeville slapstick because he believes firmly that [[MoneyDearBoy kids are the most profitable demographic]], and [[ViewersAreMorons kids will watch anything.]]
14th Jul '17 11:52:46 AM Grudgeal
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* "Snake" from ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' is a scruffy, unkempt, surly and sarcastic man who works as security for a farm in the middle of nowhere, where he mostly bums around, sleeps all day and eats his host's food. When pushed into action he's shown to be one of the most skilled fighters in the series, on Thorfinn's level at the very least. He is implied to have been an ex-member of [[CadreOfForeignBodyguards the Varangian Guard]], given his weapon (a sabre implied to be made from Damascus steel) and his ability to read Greek.
10th Jul '17 6:29:15 PM WKennedy334
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** This also overlaps with BookDumb, as when he actually does try in one episode, he technically still fails the test. He only manages to pass because he related his experience to something he read in his studies, which got him extra credit for "applied knowledge". A FlashForward shows that he will be a Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, made even more impressive in that in a not-as-far flash forward, he went to night school for his law degree. (Then again, in almost all the others, he's a bum, or at least hardly works. However, it is all presented in a chronological order: he spents his early adulthood in troubled state and as a bum before getting a job in demolition to work out his anger (while also going to night school) and eventually becomes a Chief Justice in his older adult years.)

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** *** This also overlaps with BookDumb, as when he actually does try in one episode, he technically still fails the test. He only manages to pass because he related his experience to something he read in his studies, which got him extra credit for "applied knowledge". A FlashForward shows that he will be a Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, made even more impressive in that in a not-as-far flash forward, he went to night school for his law degree. (Then again, in almost all the others, he's a bum, or at least hardly works. However, it is all presented in a chronological order: he spents his early adulthood in troubled state and as a bum before getting a job in demolition to work out his anger (while also going to night school) and eventually becomes a Chief Justice in his older adult years.)
10th Jul '17 6:27:26 PM WKennedy334
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* Buttercup from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls.'' As seen in HiddenDepths, she is street-smart and quick-witted. Unfortunately, she doesn't dedicate the effort she puts in attacking villains the way into her schoolwork.



** Bart Simpson is a good example. He can be pretty cunning, deductive, and intelligent when he puts his mind to it, particularly when up against his nemesis Sideshow Bob, but in school he'd rather do the bare minimum (if that). He mastered two languages (Spanish and French) in a relatively short time. Only to 'forget' French and have Spanish knocked out of him. And Japanese along with Homer after a short while in jail. This also shown mixed with his [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny short attention span]] where he's willing to do ''algebraic equations'' as a distraction from the ten page book report he was assigned. When an aptitude test shows that he's not useless and is suited to be a police officer, he unleashes that potential. [[ResetButton For a while]].\\
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This also overlaps with BookDumb, as when he actually does try in one episode, he technically still fails the test. He only manages to pass because he related his experience to something he read in his studies, which got him extra credit for "applied knowledge". A FlashForward shows that he will be a Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, made even more impressive in that in a not-as-far flash forward, he went to night school for his law degree. (Then again, in almost all the others, he's a bum, or at least hardly works. However, it is all presented in a chronological order: he spents his early adulthood in troubled state and as a bum before getting a job in demolition to work out his anger (while also going to night school) and eventually becomes a Chief Justice in his older adult years.)

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** Bart Simpson is a good example. He can be pretty cunning, deductive, and intelligent when he puts his mind to it, particularly when up against his nemesis Sideshow Bob, but in school he'd rather do the bare minimum (if that). He mastered two languages (Spanish and French) in a relatively short time. Only to 'forget' French and have Spanish knocked out of him. And Japanese along with Homer after a short while in jail. This also shown mixed with his [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny short attention span]] where he's willing to do ''algebraic equations'' as a distraction from the ten page book report he was assigned. When an aptitude test shows that he's not useless and is suited to be a police officer, he unleashes that potential. [[ResetButton For a while]].\\
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This also overlaps with BookDumb, as when he actually does try in one episode, he technically still fails the test. He only manages to pass because he related his experience to something he read in his studies, which got him extra credit for "applied knowledge". A FlashForward shows that he will be a Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, made even more impressive in that in a not-as-far flash forward, he went to night school for his law degree. (Then again, in almost all the others, he's a bum, or at least hardly works. However, it is all presented in a chronological order: he spents his early adulthood in troubled state and as a bum before getting a job in demolition to work out his anger (while also going to night school) and eventually becomes a Chief Justice in his older adult years.)
4th Jul '17 1:15:12 AM CountDorku
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* Calamity in ''WebAnimation/NoEvil'' is shown to be extremely observant and quick-thinking, seeing through Wrip's disguise in seconds in "Little Bunny Foo Foo" and being the first to figure out what's going on in "Conduct", but she spends most of her time goofing off and doesn't really take much seriously.
-->'''Calamity:''' Where'd the bones go?\\
'''Ichabod:''' (as though he can't quite believe it himself) A little girl made of patchwork came and took it away.\\
'''Calamity:''' Sweet! Let's head for the party then.\\
'''Ichabod:''' We're not going to question this?\\
'''Calamity:''' (indifferently) If it's important, it'll come back to bite us.
18th Jun '17 11:19:39 AM Prometheus117
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** Frieza was born naturally strong. Without ever trying, he was the strongest being in the universe before Super Saiyan Goku came along. In ''Resurrection 'F''' he finally decides to subvert this after coming back to life, realizing that if a Saiyan could go and exceed him and monsters like Majin Buu, what would training do for someone like him? [[spoiler:He still falls into this, however, since he doesn't bother to master his golden transformation before going to Earth and never fully learns from his mistakes on Namek]]. As another testament to his laziness, during the Namek Saga, [[OrcusOnHisThrone literally his]] ''[[OrcusOnHisThrone entire army]]'' [[OrcusOnHisThrone has to die]] before he can be bothered to so much as track down the Z-Fighters himself, let alone challenge them -- he assumes Dodoria and Zarbon would deal with his Vegeta problem, and when that doesn't happen, he calls in the Ginyu Force, only to find out later while he is off on an errand (to figure out how to activate the Dragon Balls) that ''they all got killed as well''.

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** Frieza was born naturally strong. Without ever trying, he was the strongest being in the universe before Super Saiyan Goku came along. In ''Resurrection 'F''' he finally decides to subvert this after coming back to life, realizing that if a Saiyan could go and exceed him and monsters like Majin Buu, what would training do for someone like him? [[spoiler:He still falls into this, however, since he doesn't bother to master his golden Golden transformation before going to Earth and never fully learns from his mistakes on Namek]]. As another testament to his laziness, during the Namek Saga, [[OrcusOnHisThrone literally his]] ''[[OrcusOnHisThrone entire army]]'' [[OrcusOnHisThrone has to die]] before he can be bothered to so much as track down the Z-Fighters himself, let alone challenge them -- he assumes Dodoria and Zarbon would deal with his Vegeta problem, and when that doesn't happen, he calls in the Ginyu Force, only to find out later while he is off on an errand (to figure out how to activate the Dragon Balls) that ''they all got killed as well''. [[spoiler:By his return in the Universe Survival arc in ''Super'' he ''finally'' subverted it by fully mastering the power of his Golden form through meditating in Hell...which started by his daydreams of murdering Goku. It's telling it took ''dying twice'' before he finally fully appreciated the value of hard work]].
13th Jun '17 12:58:27 PM SSJMagus
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** WordOfGod confirms that Buggy is this. He genuinely has the potential to be one of the most powerful men in the ''One Piece'' world -- he's just too damn lazy to do anything about it.

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** WordOfGod confirms that Buggy is this. He genuinely has the potential to be one of the most powerful men in the ''One Piece'' world (and he's already stronger than he realizes, though much weaker than his followers ''think'' he is) -- he's just too damn lazy to do anything about it.
7th Jun '17 7:16:22 PM bombadil211
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* A common saw among boxing trainers is that knockout power will do this to a fighter. He storms through his early opponents, then the first time he faces someone who can take a punch, doesn't know what to do with himself when the bell rings to start the fifth round or so. So common, in fact, that it's practically a cliché when the color commentator talks about the potential for a fight to turn into this during the show open.

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* A common saw among boxing trainers is that knockout power will do this to a fighter. He storms through his early opponents, then the first time he faces someone who can take a punch, doesn't know what to do with himself when the bell rings to start the fifth round or so.so since he invariably lacks both stamina and technical skill. So common, in fact, that it's practically a cliché when the color commentator talks about the potential for a fight to turn into this during the show open.
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